Monday, 14 May 2012

Journal folder

Hi there folks.
Hope you all had a good weekend. Yesterday, being so sunny and glorious we headed down to the coast and soaked up the sun by the sea (spending a bit of time browsing a bootfair along the way!)
I'm glad we did as the rain is back today too. I've not had much time to craft but did manage to get the final layers on my folder. I'm using this to create a loose leaf journal. As Simon says Stamp and show anything this week I'm entering this into it too.
So here's the front
 There's 7 layers so far so I thought I'd better stop! There's paints, salt, tissue paper, colourwash, paint wash, crackle and glaze. All added and removed and added and scrubbed to create layers of age. I'm sill going to add some embellishments but I love the feel of it so far. Here's some of the back detail.
 And some detail of the front too.
Inside I've added some wrinkle free distress end papers (practising to get the finish right!) And a journal page using some of my new stamps and Dylusions inks.
 I love this wild west set of Tim's and the words are from Wendy Vecchi. I added some doodling to and just generally had fun.
Also one of the things I learnt and really enjoyed at Ranger was the transfer techniques that Claudine shared but I was concerned that I'd struggle here as all her images were laser prints so I printed an image from a card on my home printer to try and am happy to say that it worked!!!!!!! Yay; so here it is and soon I'll do a tutorial for you!
There's no colour as it was just an experiment but I like the subtle tones anyway. Now, I'm trying to find space in my shed to unpack my new goodies, not easy but I'm not complaining! So I'll catch up with you later. Hope you have a blessed and creative space in your day!


Kim x said...

wow, looks like you had a fantastic time, I bet your head is buzzing with ideas, now it's just finding the time to play with them lol.
hugs Kimx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love the loose leaf journal folder, fab colours and it looks great. The tag with the new technique looks super look forward seeing how to do it. Zo xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous journal, so much texture and interest. All those layers are fantastic. The pages are looking good too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...loVe your journal Neil it's superb with all it's inky've got so much to practice with all you've learnt...can't wait...Mel :)

Sue said...

Love all the depth on your journal, Neil. Can't wait to see what you do with the tag. It's beautiful just like it is.

Candy C said... your journal folder cover! It's amazing! Congrats on being chosen to attend Ranger U. I know you had a wonderful time and met some amazing people! This piece is just so cool! The embedded gears look really fab in that textured, colorful mixture of glazes, salt, tissue paper, etc. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy